Qaleh-Zari Mine (Ghale Zari Mine), Nehbandan, South Khorasan Province, Iran
Iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) deposit, consisting of specularite-rich veins with copper, gold and silver ores, hosted in Jurassic shale and sandstone in the core of an anticline. The ore typically grades at 2-9& of Cu, 0.1-0.65 g/kg of Ag and 0.5-35 mg/kg of Au.
The deposit was explored in 1969-1972 and has been mined since 1972. The minerals of the mine were not displayed for more than three decades. Recently, it produced very fine and aesthetic specimens, particularly of calcite, hemimorphite and quartz.
Located in South Khorasan province, WNW of Nehbandan and about 180 km SSW of Birjand city.
39 entries listed. 31 valid minerals.
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- Karimpour, M.H., Zaw, K., and Huston, D.L. (2005): S-C-O Isotopes, Fluid Inclusion Microthermometry, and the Genesis of Ore Bearing Fluids at Qaleh-Zari Fe-Oxide Cu-Au-Ag Mine, Iran. Journal of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran 16(2), 153-168.
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